Great Blue Heron at Deer Creek at Chatfield Farms

Make a Pond and They Will Come

September 19, 2018 | Research & Conservation
Water can be a fickle friend to ephemeral streams that go dry for part of the year. Water levels can change dramatically over the course of only a couple days. But when the rains come and water levels rise, so do the critters. Chatfield Farms is jam-packed with furry and feathery friends, which we...Learn more
The secret garden next to the Welcome Garden

Visit Our New Secret Garden

September 17, 2018 | Jennifer Miller
A garden area has awakened at the south end of the Welcome Garden. Stalks tipped in tiny purple pompoms lean into a new path, as if watching for their first visitors, while tendrils of vines consort to turn trellises into cone topiaries. Their quiet arrival, coming weeks after bricks were laid for...Learn more
At the top of Mount Goliath

Case Files of a Plant Investigator

September 14, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
When my professor, Dr. Gerber of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, suggested that I apply for an internship at a botanic garden, I jumped at the opportunity to see what working at an institute that values conservation would be like. I have always been interested in living out west, so I was...Learn more
Researchers surveying a transect along the High Line Canal

Ecology Along the High Line Canal

September 12, 2018 | Research & Conservation
This summer we began a new research project surveying the High Line Canal to understand the botanical and ecological resources along this corridor through the Denver Metro Area. The High Line Canal spans 71 miles across Colorado from Waterton Canyon in Littleton to Green Valley Ranch east of Denver...Learn more
Bonsai

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show & Sale

September 10, 2018 | Larry Jackel
The 2018 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society’s 49th annual show promises to be a very special event. Saturday, Sept. 15 , 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 , 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Included with admission both days. View majestic trees on a miniature scale at the show that features about 80 of the society's...Learn more
Steppe landscape

Second Annual Rocky Mountain Steppe Summit

September 7, 2018 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Located in the very heart of Denver Botanic Gardens, the Steppe Garden generates much curiosity and interest. The garden, along with the monumental volume “Steppes: The Plants and Ecology of the World’s Semiarid Region” written by Gardens staff members, has elevated awareness of the importance of...Learn more
Sphaeralcea coccinea (scarlet globemallow), Malvaceae (mallow family)

Favorite Botanical Finds Along the High Line Canal

September 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
The verdict is in: Here are our research team’s favorite botanical finds along the High Line Canal! If you’ve ever spent time on the High Line Canal Trail, you may be familiar with some of the common trees and shrubs. Maybe you’ve walked beneath the snowy arms of the cottonwood trees ( Populus sp...Learn more
Typical harvest for the Home Harvest Garden

A New Kind of Amendment

September 3, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
Using Biochar to Create Healthy Soil: Growing up as a small town girl in rural upstate New York has definitely helped prepare me for my life as a horticulturist and a farmer. Where I’m from, it’s very common to see acre upon acre of corn lining the sides of the road wherever you drive. It always...Learn more
Rosa 'Julia Child'

September Walking Tour - A Wonderful Time to Enjoy Roses

September 1, 2018 | Ebi Kondo
We often think about the rose as a focal point of gardens in spring and summer, however sometimes we forget that late summer and early fall are some of the best times to enjoy their great displays of flowers, even though they are not blooming as prolifically as they do in the spring. Under our...Learn more
Planning for the weather at your event

High Winds & Downpours & Heatwaves, Oh My!

August 31, 2018 | Special Events
While Colorado is known for its seemingly endless sunshine, cool nights, and dry, breezy air, those of us who live here know that the weather can vary greatly from morning to evening, or even hour to hour, on any day of the year. Since many of our clients book their weddings in our beautiful...Learn more
Conservation data collection

Denver Botanic Gardens awarded Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

August 29, 2018 | Jennifer Ramp Neale, Ph.D.
Denver Botanic Gardens has long been a leader in biodiversity conservation. Our efforts have been recognized by Botanic Gardens Conservation International through the awarding of the newly launched Conservation Practitioner Accreditation. The accreditation program recognizes conservation-minded...Learn more
Annuals Garden and Pavilion

Disfruta de un tour gratis en español el 29 de agosto (día libre)

August 27, 2018 | Victoria M. Cuéllar
Programación en español: Los días libres siempre son algo especial – ya que son una oportunidad para que todos aquellos en Colorado puedan visitar a los Jardines y ver la belleza que disfruto todos los días como empleada. ¡Es por eso que estoy tan emocionada al compartir algunos de mis lugares...Learn more

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